Learn-to-dive on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef
Diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, AUSTRALIA
DAY 1 Cairns
Welcome to tropical Cairns. Your local guide will meet at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. Short briefing on the days to come and free time. Enjoy your day discovering Cairns by foot. Points of interest include a stroll along the Esplanade, the Botanic Gardens, a swim in the Lagoon, the port and the CBD.
DAY 2 Cairns
Early morning pick up. Enjoy a full day white water rafting adventure to the Tully River, a grade 4/6 river providing lots of adrenaline, fun and excitement. BBQ lunch included. Return to Cairns late afternoon. (B,L)
DAY 3 & 4 Cairns
Over the next 2 days you will do the first part of your scuba diving adventure. Get picked up by the dive school early morning and transfer to the training center, where you will commence your theory on scuba diving with your qualified instructor. Put all the theory into use in the pool during your practical sessions where all your underwater skills are honed under the watchful eyes of your instructors. After lunch on day 3 it is time for your theory test and a briefing of the upcoming days out on the Great Barrier Reef. Transfer back to the hotel late afternoon each day. (B)
DAY 5, 6 & 7 Cairns – Great Barrier Reef
Depart early morning on day 4 on your Great Barrier Reef dive adventure. Travel time to the first dive site is approx. 3-4 hours. After arriving get briefed by your dive instructor and begin exploring the underwater world on this magnificent natural wonder. Over the 3 days you will do a total of 9 dives out of which 4 will be your final step to becoming an Open Water Diver along with 4 fun dives and 1 night dive. Return to Cairns late afternoon on day 6. Transfer to your hotel and free time. All meals provided while on board. (B,L,D)
(PADI Adventure Diver upgrade possible)
DAY 8 Cairns
Free day. Enjoy a day at your leisure. Cairns offers many interesting ways of spending your day. Depending on your energy levels optional activities include skydiving, bungy jumping, mountain biking, quad or horse riding tours, Atherton Tablelands day trips and more. (B)
DAY 9 Cairns – Cape Tribulation
Day trip to UNESCO listed Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. See where the rainforest meets the Coral Sea and experience the oldest rainforest in the World as well as a nature cruise on the Daintree River in search of the saltwater crocodile. Lunch included on the day. (B,L)
DAY 10 Cairns
Check out, transfer to the airport and departure. (B)
AUD$2690/ person (based on min. 2 persons traveling together)
Single supplement: AUD$650 extra
(Price valid until March 2017 | Offer subject to change and pending availability)
- Accommodation in min. 3* hotel standard incl. continental breakfast
- Airport transfers
- Tours as per program:
- Full day rafting trip
- Cape Tribulation day trip
- 5-day PADI Open Water dive course incl. equipment, dive instructors, Open Water license, 2N/3D live aboard cruise, accommodation (twin-share cabins)
- Meals as per program (B,L,D) (Note: no D on day 7)
- Local guide for airport transfers
- No Limit Adventures tour coordination
- Visa fees (if applicable)
- Travel insurance
- Reef taxes and levies ($60 per person – payable directly to the dive operator)
- Rafting environmental levy ($30 per person – payable directly to the rafting operator)
- Dive medical costs (if required)
- Costs of personal nature
- Alcohol and other beverages
- Dive Course only – Prior to commencing your Dive Course you are required to complete a PADI self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.
- Each tour participant will be required to sign a Legal Liability Disclaimer as well as a medical disclosure form on day 1
- Extend you trip in Australia or travel on with us to Papua New Guinea – the Land of the Unexpected. Ask for details.
- Already a certified diver? Why not do your Advanced Open Water and/ or Nitrox course.
- Become a Marine Conservation Volunteer and help the Great Barrier Reef.
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